undernourished

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adjective un·der·nour·ished \ ˌən-dər-ˈnər-isht , -ˈnə-risht \

Definition of undernourished

1 :supplied with less than the minimum amount of the foods essential for sound health and growth
2 :poorly supplied with vital elements or qualities
  • undernourished independent libraries

undernourishment

play \ˌən-dər-ˈnər-ish-mənt, -ˈnə-rish-\ noun

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First Known Use of undernourished

1910


UNDERNOURISHED Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of undernourished for English Language Learners

  • : not getting enough food or not getting enough healthy food for good health and growth


UNDERNOURISHED Defined for Kids

undernourished

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adjective un·der·nour·ished \ ˌən-dər-ˈnər-isht \

Definition of undernourished for Students

:given too little food for proper health and growth

Medical Dictionary

undernourished

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adjective un·der·nour·ished \ ˌən-dər-ˈnər-isht, -ˈnə-risht \

medical Definition of undernourished

:supplied with less than the minimum amount of the foods essential for sound health and growth

undernourishment

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